Should I tithe off my income tax return?

A friend of mine asked me if they should tithe off of their income tax return the other day. It's a question I usually hear every year … [Read More...]

Worry

This guest column was written by Bob Goyer, Community Relations Director of Kingston Residence of Marion What are you worried about? … [Read More...]

Disrespectful Leaders

A friend of mine put on Facebook.... "Where do " leaders" in the church find it in the Bible to be disrespectful to anyone? I am … [Read More...]

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Pastor Tom: Control Freak

One thing you need to know about me is one of my spiritual gifts is administration. Whenever I am in a discussion with a decision to be made, I find I am not thinking about the repercussions of the difference choices. I am thinking of the repercussions of the repercussions of the repercussions of the […]

Memory Lane

This guest column was written by Bob Goyer, Community Relations Director of Kingston Residence of Marion Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders and they will explain to you. Deuteronomy 32:7 I have been going down memory lane recently. For most of […]

YMCA Works in Youth Development

Written by Theresa Lubke, Executive Director What I see each day at our Y often triggers me to reflect on my own Y experience as a child and teen. Back then, I wasn’t aware of the profound influence the Y was having on me. It was only after leaving home and attending college in a […]

Why did God Allow This?

Reminder: Not everything that happens is God’s will. Since we have been given free will (the power to choose to act in God’s ways or the world’s ways), many things happen that are not God’s will. I say this because often times I will hear people attribute divorces, financial struggles, broken friendships, loneliness, or other […]

Conversations

con·ver·sa·tion: the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words. I watched a “conversation” between Trevor Noah (Daily Show) and Tomi Lauren today. What I saw were two intelligent, informed individuals who had no interest in hearing one another. They only had an interest in hearing a couple words from the other that they could twist […]

Trump Wins! One pastor’s thoughts….

I wake up this morning to the same news you do. Donald Trump is now our president elect. For some of us, the news is exciting and a breath of relief. For others, it brings great anxiety. For most, we fall somewhere in between. I am sure that many will be using their voice to […]

Back to Church 2016

Did you know that most people who have stepped out of church have not lost faith in God? We have found that a physical move, a change in schedules, or being hurt by Christians or a church before have effected many when it comes to being in Christian community. At The Shepherd’s Fellowship, we have a […]